Flavouring Agents Solvay Plans new Vanillin Production in China

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Belgian based chemicals company Solvay announced plans to build a new vanillin production facility in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, PR China. With the new plant, the company expects to boost its production capacities for this agent by 40% as well as enabling the Group to better serve the fast-growing Asian market.

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Brussels/Belgium – "The addition of this manufacturing facility in China makes of Solvay a uniquely positioned highly reliable partner for our worldwide customers, especially those in the highly regulated food industry. It is an important step in our strategy to continue strengthening our market position, by offering a truly global production footprint that ensures full traceability for food safety and to consolidate Solvay as the global reference for food-safe vanillin" says Dominique Rage, President of Solvay Aroma Performance.

Solvay Aroma Performance is the world's biggest producer of vanillin with facilities in Baton Rouge in the United States and Saint-Fons in France. Combined with the new plant in Zhenjiang, expected to be operational by the end of 2014, the company's worldwide production capacities for vanillin and ethyl-vanillin will expand significantly. The new site shall become part of a unique, sustainable and global industrial fully integrated vanillin platform, spread over three continents, and controls the entire production chain, from making the raw material catechol to flagship end products like Rhovanil vanillin.

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